Meaning of “patience” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /ˈpeɪʃəns/
Extra Examples
He kept on crying and I lost my patience.Fishing requires a lot of patience.I'm beginning to run out of patience.Patience is one of his finest qualities.You have to admire his patience. He's been building that violin for years.

B2 the quality of being able to stay calm and not get angry, especially when something takes a long time:

Finally, I lost my patience and shouted at her.
Making small scale models takes a lot of patience.
→ Opposite impatience
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(Definition of “patience” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)